State govt seeks more strategic partners to expand Kenyalang Gold Card facilities

Fatimah (right) is seen speaking with one of the recipients at the presentation.

By Jaythaleela K

MIRI, Jan 15: The state government will continue to seek more strategic partnerships in providing facilities for Kenyalang Gold Card holders, says Minister of Welfare, Community Wellbeing, Women, Family and Childhood Development Datuk Seri Fatimah Abdullah.

“It is an ongoing process, currently we have 24 strategic partnerships (alliance) for the programme for Statewide, and we are hoping for more to come and join us providing facilities to Kenyalang Gold Card holders,” she opined.

She said, this is part of the Sarawak government’s efforts to create a caring society.

Kenyalang Gold Card is one of many initiatives implemented by the Sarawak government, apart from the Endowment Fund Sarawak (EFS) and RM450 in the form of vouchers to new mothers.

“We want as many as good Samaritans to join in the programme as possible so that our senior citizens (Kenyalang Gold Card holders) would be able to enjoy the discount rates when they use the facilities,” Fatimah said.

With the Kenyalang Gold Card, senior citizens aged 60 and above can enjoy discount rates and other previleges at selected premises.

Fatimah also urged those aged 60 and above to register for the Kenyalang Gold Card.

“The forms can be obtain from the district office, Welfare Department office and Resident’s office and it’s free of charge,” she added.

The processing for card issuance would be completed within one month after the submission of the application form.

She disclosed this today at the presentation of ‘Sejambak Kasih Chinese New Year 2020″ goodies at Dynasty Hotel Miri.

Some 150 recipients out of 680 eligible recipients attended the yearly event and received Chinese New Year goodies today.

Statewide, there are a total 7,318 recipients eligible for the programme.

Also present at the presentation were Dynasty Hotel managing director Tony Pui and Temenggong Elizabeth Ding. — DayakDaily